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Fill your plate to overflowing at the Taj Mahal buffet (Wes Naman)
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Best Comfort Food

Everyone needs a pork chop to cry on. Everyone needs a chicken fried steak to rely on. When the whole world is gone, you won’t be alone because Mannies is there. Mannies is there! Mannies is there! When the whole world is gone, you won’t be alone because Mannies is there. (If you are going to cry at Mannies, try the patio. There’s more privacy.)

2) Ragin’ Shrimp

3) The Range Café

Best Buffet

Sometimes you just need more than one or two dishes at lunch. Welcome to the buffet at Taj Mahal. With multiple trips to the line, you can sample tandoris, tikkas, naans, desserts and more. Just remember to leave your belt in the car.

2) Tucanos

Santa Ana Star Casino/Route 66 Casino

Best Chain Restaurant

This New Mexican institution serves up mouth watering green chile cheeseburgers and breakfast burritos just like it has for decades. The menu remains simple, as do its many locations, in order to focus on flavor and fulfillment.

2) Dion’s Pizza

3) Flying Star Café

Best Greasy Spoon

This long-time University area hangout keeps slices of banana bread, big cookies and homemade muffins right near the register. Books by a local UNM prof are on sale, freshly published. You can get a big plate of fried chicken, some Greek salad or breakfast all day. No wonder we love it so.

2) Murphy’s Mule Barn

3) Grandma’s K & I Diner

Largest Portions

Sometimes you need a pile of food. Sometimes you want the table to creak beneath a load of pancakes. Sometimes you want to hurt yourself with an enormous burrito. Sometimes you want to eat and eat until you can’t eat anymore and still look up and see food on your plate. In other words, sometimes you want Weck’s.

2) Sadie’s

3) Grandma’s K & I Diner
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